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Fresco at Faust Studio by Rebecca Harris


field recordings, soundwalks and recomposed sound from the phonographic collection of quadro ueberall

These pieces do not play well on the speakers of a laptop or tablet or even a smartphone.
However, playback will be brilliant if a headphone or other adequate playback equipment is used.




BAUWERKENDE

„If a noise disturbs you - listen to it!“
John Cage once said.

Here is a step further: we listen to ALL OF THEM together!




soundpiece with machines

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stereo mp3 (160 kbps, 2.8 MB)


SOUNDWALK IN HONGKONG

It's the 12th November 1998 and we are in Hongkong. Leaving the hotel room on the 14th floor, we take the elevator down to the lobby, go out into the street and head for the nearest subway station. On the subway we take a circular ride to arrive where we started!
Now we take the moving stairs up to street level, walk back to the hotel, enter the now busy lobby to take the elevator and return to the room.


Recorded with the external stereo microphone of an Aiwa HS-JS315 Cassette Recorder.

to download the sound right-click one of the links:

stereo mp3 (198 kbps, 10 MB)

quadraphonic ac3 (11 MB)

the quadraphonic file is meant for playback on a 5.1 surround system


KRAFTWERK

Take a dive down to the turbines and listen to the rotation from the inside.

The noise is transmitted directly through the building's concrete structure up to the iron handrail of the pedestrian bridge, where the sound is recorded with a modified bass guitar pickup.




Recorded at Kraftwerk Birsfelden in Basel, Switzerland.

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stereo mp3 (160 kbps, 2.2 MB)




IRONGARDEN

Everything moves, there is no standstill.
Stop to resist to changeability! Resist the fearful weakness to stop something moving, to turn moments into stone, to kill something that lives!
Jean Tinguely (1925-1991)



Soundpiece with recordings of PLATEAU AGRICULTUREL, HANNIBAL and META HARMONIE at the Museum Tinguely, Basel.

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stereo mp3 (160 kbps, 2.9 MB)

quadraphonic ac3 (7 MB)

the quadraphonic file is meant for playback on a 5.1 surround system


FREIGHTTRAIN

It's the 22th November 1993 in Austin, Texas.
We have just finished the soundcheck for a concert with Caspar Brötzmann Massaker when we hear this train passing outside our concert location.



Recorded with the external stereo microphone of an Aiwa HS-JS315 Cassette Recorder.

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stereo mp3 (256 kbps, 5 MB)



to find this sound on the radio aporee map:

radio aporee ::: maps - 11205 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758, USA


SYDNEY UNDERGROUND STATION

One of the oldest recordings in this collection, it is made in an underground station in Sydney on a sunny afternoon in January 1982.
I have no recall which station it was, all i remember is a huge cave where the rails were stacked vertically in a open steel construcion.




Recorded with a Sony TCS-300 Cassette Recorder.

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stereo mp3 (256 kbps, 4 MB)




GUETERZUG

A short german Gueterzug passing by just outside of Munich.

This two channel recording was made with one microphone close to the rail (about 20 centimetres from a joint - left channel) and the other some meters in the field away from the track (right channel).


Recorded with a Sony TC-158SD Cassette Recorder and two Sennheiser MD 441.

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stereo mp3 (320 kbps, 3 MB)




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